N. Main area residents shocked by new bail bonds biz on Stone

When East Park Historic Association President Vanessa Peterson saw a banner advertising a bail bonds office on East Stone Avenue, she was shocked.
Aladdin Bail Bonds, which claims to be the largest bail bond company in the United States with more than 50 locations in several western states, plans to open an office at 205 East Stone Ave. The area is zoned C-2, a local commercial district that allows bail bonds offices by right, something that came as a surprise to residents.

Harris Teeter at Lewis Plaza still planned despite limited construction activity, company says

Harris Teeter said in December 2014 it was re-entering the Upstate market with a new Lewis Plaza store. At site recently, however, no construction crews were working and just one wall had been erected.

BB&T plans $30M, 140,000 SF facility in Mauldin

BB&T Corp. plans a mortgage servicing center in Mauldin that will house more than 600 employees, currently at the bank’s Collage Street building in Greenville, company officials said.

Greenville named one of the most romantic Deep South cities

Love is always in the air in Greenville, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Council candidate Brasington led fight to stop downtown Walmart

Greenville City Council District 4 candidate Wil Brasington said he would bring a fresh prospective without sacrificing experience on the most pressing issues facing the city.

What’s Happening This Weekend: Feb. 17–19

Every Thursday, we give you a list of 10 events happening this weekend in the Upstate.

Women, know the signs of a heart attack: It may feel like the flu

You probably didn’t know this. In fact, most don’t. Heart disease is the leading killer of women and takes the life of one woman every 80 seconds. For many women, it’s not obvious they’re having a heart attack. Many times, women experience subtle symptoms, not unlike the flu: nausea, tiredness, and fatigue. While men often […]

Sudduth: City must strike a balance between downtown, neighborhood needs

Investment in downtown has fueled Greenville’s growth, but Councilman David Sudduth said the city must balance that with the needs of its neighborhoods to maintain the city’s quality of life. Sudduth officially announced he would seek re-election to the District 4 seat he’s held since 2005. District 4 encompasses the southeastern part of the city that includes Augusta Road, Parkins Mill, the TD Convention Center, the downtown airport and the Clemson University- International Center for Automotive Research.

New Harris Teeter at Lewis Plaza delayed

Harris Teeter said in December 2014 it was re-entering the Upstate market with a new Lewis Plaza store. At site recently, however, no construction crews were working and just one wall had been erected.

Upstate lands 2018 Bassmaster Classic

The Upstate has once again landed the big one — the Bassmaster Classic. Next year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods — bass fishing’s version of pro football’s Super Bowl — will be held March 16-18, 2018 at Lake Hartwell with the daily weigh-in at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena, it was announced […]

Creativity goes to work

Creativity is a valuable element of fun that makes work interesting and allows us to excel in our chosen pursuits.

BMW’s Spartanburg plant remains nation’s top automotive exporter

BMW said the plant’s exports were valued at $9.53 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, confirming it as the country’s leading car exporter in terms of value for a third consecutive year.

Startup tech company Sencorables plans $3.5M investment in Greenville

Major carpet and mat makers are testing the people-sensing material now, and Sencorables expects to begin selling its product for the first time in less than 60 days.

Spartanburg-based Denny’s gifts $1 million to No Kid Hungry

Denny’s President and CEO John Miller said customers helped the family-dining chain set a new benchmark during its 2016 fundraiser and bring its six-year total to $4.3 million in support of the campaign that seeks to end childhood hunger in America.

Trey Gowdy says Trump’s immigration order could use some clarity

Trump’s executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries could have been better written, according to U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy.